That clichéd line, “It’s not you, it’s me,” may actually hold more truth to it than you initially thought. Sure, maybe you were a little clingy…stalked his Facebook and cried every time you saw him, but you couldn’t possibly be the reason for the breakup, right? Or could you?
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The heart became popularly associated with love historically because, frankly, when someone you were into walked by, you could literally feel your heart beating faster. Even our later “scientific” discovery that all those feelings we feel actually come from the brain hasn’t decoupled the heartbeat from the idea of love in our collective imagination.
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Because I have all the maturity of a teenage boy, when news broke (insofar as news can “break” about a band far past its prime, anyways) yesterday that all was not well in the Blink-182 universe, I put my Vans on and strapped in for some quality Warped Tour gossip, and girl let me tell… READ MORE »
In the sacred tradition of the American rom-com film, the romantic hero can get away with pretty much anything — so long as he redeems himself with one big, bold romantic gesture five minutes before the movie ends. Touched by his brave display of affection, the leading lady (And, let’s be real, it’s always a… READ MORE »
Ahh, l’amour. Or, as the French call it, “le humpy jumpy.” It’s a funny thing us humans do to each other, getting all stupid in love with one another, touching tongues, watching Jennifer Aniston films, and feeling this intense longing for the presence of someone else in a way that curiously wanes over time and… READ MORE »
Divorce is always a hot topic with celebs. Amber Rose filed for divorce from rapper/husband Wiz Khalifa, and news that Kris and Bruce Jenner’s divorce settlement came in at $60 million broke. The latter was described as amiable, one that didn’t even involve lawyers but business managers. The truth is, most divorces are never that clean… READ MORE »
Everybody needs a little KFC, am I right? A lovesick 26-year-old woman sought comfort in fried food at KFC after breaking up with her boyfriend (we’ve all been there, girl!). The next step of the grieving process usually involves ice cream, sad movies, and sometimes a bottle or two of wine, but Tan Shen, from… READ MORE »
It was October 2012. My Australian boyfriend and I had just been on a romantic, whirlwind adventure road trip around Europe. We spent the first month with his parents in Spain and France, and then spent the following month on our own. We zigzagged through Switzerland, Austria, a brief drive through Lichtenstein, Germany, and finally… READ MORE »
“I didn’t think you’d want to know.”
This was how my boyfriend of three years told me that he was leaving me for a different girl. A white girl.
As I watched him struggle with what to say, I remembered that I had seen them together around campus before, but had figured it… READ MORE »
No matter how toxic (and pointless) it is to continue pining for an ex, most women have a near impossible time letting go and moving forward. Read more on A New Mode… … READ MORE »
I did it. I actually did it.
What may sound unsubstantial, I experienced with a great deal of deliberation ending in elation. I felt heroic even. What I had always imagined was simple for others felt practically impossible to me. Yes, I’m talking about the ex-boyfriend unfriend. … READ MORE »
Consciously uncouple? That’s what I wanted to do. I really, really, really did. Some would say that I had that opportunity and turned it down. The power dynamic in our relationship was so out of whack that if I had stepped into the room with a mediator, I would have caved on everything. I was… READ MORE »
Breakups come in all sorts and sizes nowadays. Finding out you’ve been cheated on can be a huge blow to endure, but a brighter future is closer than you may think. If you’re looking for a way to mend your broken heart, there are plenty of ways you can approach it. From breaking up to ultimately finding… READ MORE »
You swear you’ve moved on from your ex, but then you find yourself stalking his Facebook page, drunk texting, and “coincidentally” ending up in his neighborhood — sound familiar? Accepting that you’re not over him is the first step to actually getting over him, so to help you ditch the denial stage, we’ve rounded up some clear… READ MORE »
In our recent Break Up With Your Ex survey, 51 percent of you said you can’t truly be friends with an ex. And there’s a good reason, why too. Thirty-eight percent said the biggest impediment is that they’re still in love and can’t let go. I can’t say I agree that creating a clean slate is right for everyone. Read… READ MORE »
Whether your last relationship was a brief affair or years in the making, breakups are always tough to handle. For many of us, the five stages of grief include sulking, series binging on your favorite TV shows, drowning your sorrows with multiple pints of Ben & Jerry’s, and staunch avoidance. Still surrounded by mementos of… READ MORE »
Letting go after a relationship is definitely hard. There’s the actual breakup, which is always always difficult. Then you have the Facebook relationship status change (let’s face it, changing that little box to “single” is a big deal). And breaking the news to friends and family is utterly dreadful.
Finally, there’s the post-breakup etiquette… READ MORE »
Clarity often comes like a bolt of lightning out of the blue. It’s a shock that opens your eyes to a whole new perspective. A client of mine called hers a miracle. Mine was like waking up — the kind where you sit straight up, instantly awake, and look around, not recognizing where you are,… READ MORE »